If you have been following the news lately, then you probably already heard about the Samsung Galaxy C8. Well, we just got its firmware earlier today, and as expected, the Galaxy C8 was just released by Samsung in China.
This Galaxy C8 enters the C-series of devices and becomes the first one to sport a dual camera setup in the entire series. However, it’s the Galaxy J7+ only, that was released by Samsung only few days ago, and it seems the company is banking on C-series’ popularity in China by using the moniker of C8. After the Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy J7+/Galaxy C8 is the only other device to sport dual-camera from Samsung.
Talking about the device itself, the Galaxy C8 is a mid-range smartphone, which comes with a metal unibody design, and sports a fingerprint scanner at the back. As far as the specs are concerned, it comes with a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display on the front while being powered by a 2.39GHz octa-core processor. Even though the exact model is unknown at this point, we’re guessing it’s the same Exynos 7870 chip that powers the Galaxy J7+.
The Galaxy C8 is offered in two configurations i.e. a 3GB RAM+32GB RAM+storage config, in addition to 4GB RAM +64GB internal memory option. The storage is also expandable upto 256GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy C8 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
The highlight of the smartphone is, however, the dual rear-facing camera setup. It sports a 13-megapixel RGB camera sensor, which is accompanied by a 5-megapixel monochrome shooter. The main sensor has an aperture size of f/1.7, whereas the other one has an aperture size of f/1.9. On the front, for the selfies, there is a 16-megapixel shooter, also f/1.9 aperture, and this is accompanied by an LED flash.
As far as the pricing and availability are concerned, it is expected to go on sale in China soon and it will be offered in black, gold and pink color variants. As of now, there is no official wording on the pricing and we suggest you stay tuned for more info on that. Take a look at the image gallery below to see what the device looks like in different colors.
To highlight how cool the Galaxy C8 camera is, Samsung shared some of the best pics the device could click. The stills are produced below — do notice the amount blur the C8’s camera is able to grab for the background or foreground objects when asked to. Looks pretty solid, no?